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Date(s) - 01/01/2024 - 31/12/2025
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Kick off meeting in Beltinci 

From 27th to 29th of May the RurAll consortium met in Beltinci for the first live event. We spent three days getting to finally know each other in person, debate about common issues, and brainstorm on many topics regarding our RurAll project. In organized workshops, we discussed the procedure of transnational cooperation in developing the governance model but also debated the challenges of community engagement in rural communities. 


RurALL addresses the major challenge of depopulation in rural areas that is considered as one of most universal challenges of Danube area. Consequently, rural areas are facing lack of highly educated labour force and economic competitiveness, increasing ageing population, low accessibility and reducing quality of public services. Rural communities have insufficient resources and capacities to design and initiate an effective policy response for such a comprehensive challenge therefore we are going to develop a multi-stakeholder governance model. We are going to implement a crosssectoral and interdisciplinary approach that is going to be supported by intense community engagement activities and we will present deteriorating dwellings as a tool and potential for addressing the challenge.

It is our main objective to develop a governance model on addressing depopulation in rural areas by improving planning, management, and decision making/collaborative capacities of rural communities in exploiting the potential of deteriorating dwellings. The project is inspired by the New European Bauhaus initiative and will result in a transnational governance model for exploitation of deteriorating dwellings and will bring together a critical mass of international experts, policy-makers and citizens, intense knowledge exchange/generation, pooling of ideas and resources, uptake of good practises
and innovative/improved solutions. Rural communities will strengthen their governance and institutional capacities.

The project joins local/regional public authorities, research and business organisations and NGOs from 11 countries (14 partners + 7 AP). The consortium will develop 2 actions plans (governance model framework, community engagement plan) and deliver 4 pilot actions (mapping of the dwellings, ideas for dwellings functions, dwellings renovation ideas and business models for financing renovation) while creating the multi-stakeholder governance model.

Project is co-funded by the European union.